Mark SullivanSenior Editor, TechHive

Mark has been writing about networks - social and wireless - since 2005. Independent and outgoing, he enjoys travelling, wine, and skiing. His favorite book is "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand.

Vizible shows images tweeted by people around you

The simple app might be especially useful for quickly getting lots of views of events happening locally and right now.

Counter service is going the way of the Dodo

Businesses are beginning to use mobile devices and apps to remove the large piece of furniture between service reps and customers.

A car with a built-in vacuum: duh, finally!

The daughter of a Honda engineer suggested it, and viola! it appears in a new minivan announced ahead of the New York Auto Show kicking off this week.

Russian car crash videos are the Web's best reality TV

Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, the Russian car crash videos on YouTube provide the one thing 99 percent of reality TV can't -- reality.

Hands on with Facebook's new News Feed

Mark Sullivan went to Facebook and got a glimpse at the service's new News Feed. Here's a hands-on look.

Facebook turns News Feed into 'personalized newspaper'

As expected on Thursday, Facebook announced a major overhaul to its News Feed that will now offer users customizable feeds that present specialized posts.

Ingenious battery adapter lets a phone control anything powered by AA batteries

The small device, called Tethercell, fits around the battery in your device, like a baby monitor, and switches it on and off upon commands given from a mobile app.

CamMe on iPhone 5

Gesture controls coming soon to your phone or tablet

Phone and tablet users soon will be furiously waving their hands in front of their screens to control their device.

AirPlug combines LTE, Wi-Fi to offer super speeds

The Korea Telecom-developed app isn’t available in the US, but hopefully some variant of it will show up here in the future.


Wireless smartphone charging: only one standard needed

Two leading groups of device makers, chipmakers, and wireless providers each push very similar flavors of the same technology. But consumers need only one.

Hands on with the new Acer Liquid Z2 smartphone

Acer’s entrant in the “budget phone” class has a nice looking display, room for two SIM cards, and an underpowered processor.


Wireless operators turn an eye to the personal data business

Just like social networks, phone carriers will walk the line between selling valuable data and compromising their subscribers' privacy.

Wireless carriers to Google and Facebook: Get off our cloud

Do companies like Facebook and Google get a free ride delivering services without payment over the phone companies’ networks?

Wi-Fi networks may soon become easier and safer to join

Device makers and network operators are working together to let your phone automatically connect to trusted Wi-Fi networks.

New motion tech makes mobile devices far more self-aware

The combo of compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope is moving beyond gaming into other devices and apps.